Hammond, Philip (Conservative)

Runnymede and Weybridge

Majority: 16509


Voting Record

Voted for Section 28
Voted against an incitement to religious hatred offence in 2001
Voted against reducing the homosexual age of consent from 18 to 16
Voted for allowing greater freedom for religious broadcasting
Voted against research using human cloning in 2000
Voted for preventing euthanasia
Abstained or was absent on the votes for the Second and Third Readings of the Civil Partnership Bill
Abstained or was absent on the vote for extending the Civil Partnership Bill to cover siblings
Voted against restricting the parental right to smack
Voted against allowing unmarried and homosexual couples to adopt children
Voted against the Gambling Bill
Abstained or was absent on the votes for the Second and Third Readings of the Gender Recognition Bill
Abstained or was absent on the vote for including protection for churches and religious organisations in the Gender Recognition Bill
Voted against reclassifying cannabis to class C in 2003
Voted against the Second Reading of the Religious Hatred Bill on 21 June 2005
Voted against the Third Reading of the Religious Hatred Bill on 11 July 2005
Voted for the Lords amendments to the Religious Hatred Bill on 31 January 2006
Voted for keeping the presumption that religious charities provide public benefit
Voted against increasing the number of regional casinos from 1 to 8
Abstained or was absent on the vote for requiring practitioners providing contraception or abortion to a child under the age of 16 to inform his or her parent or guardian
Abstained or was absent on the vote for the Sexual Orientation Regulations which restrict religious liberty
Abstained or was absent on the vote for the Termination of Pregnancy (Counselling and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2007
Voted for reducing the abortion limit to 20 weeks in 2008
Voted for a ban on creating saviour siblings in 2008
Abstained or was absent on the vote for a ban on creating animal-human hybrid embryos in 2008
Voted for keeping the requirement to consider a child's need for a father before fertility treatment in 2008
Abstained or was absent on the vote for providing information and offering counselling to women considering abortion for foetal abnormality in 2008
Voted against abolishing the blasphemy laws in England and Wales
Voted for a free speech amendment to the 'homophobic hatred' offence in 2008
Voted against reclassifying cannabis to class B in 2008
Voted for a free speech amendment to the 'homophobic hatred' offence in March 2009
Abstained or was absent on the vote for a free speech amendment to the 'homophobic hatred' offence in November 2009
Voted for preserving the existing employment freedoms of churches and religious organisations in the Equality Bill
Abstained or was absent on the vote for Second Reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill
Abstained or was absent on the vote for Third Reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

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  2. All this information is publicly available in copies of Hansard, the official journal of House of Commons debates.
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  4. The length of the MP's record will depend on how long they have been an MP.
  5. Hansard does not record any distinction between abstention or absence.
  6. MPs may be absent from votes due to circumstances beyond their control.
  7. When an MP has deliberately voted both ways, we consider this a definite abstention.
  8. The voting record of a particular MP may refer to votes which they cast while representing previous constituencies.

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